Victorian Era Gold Lusterware Shaving Mug Personalized W.G. Bamford
A wonderful late Victorian men's shaving mug in bright gold lusterware imported from Austria. This imported personalized men's shaving mug, has the name W.G. Bamford on a cartouche on the front in Old English font. The background is a deep Robin Egg Blue. This antique shaving mug is in Very Good Condition with no chips cracks or flakes. There is minor and appropriate age wear to the the luster seen mostly at the edges. For over 125 years old it is a great piece for the vanity or shaving collector.
The mug stands 3 5/8" tall and measures 3 1/2" across the top. The bottom is marked in several places with embossed and transfer marks (see photos). The embossed TK mark is from the Count Thun factory line.
Our little bit of digging shows there was a W.G. Bamford in Australia's Department of Interior and also an English name but we did not find anything concrete.